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Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday April 24, 2013 @ 10:00 am
Free and open to the public
Dr. Eric Green, director of the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute, will discuss the challenges of harnessing genomic data to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes and the way forward in realizing the dream of genomic data-driven healthcare.
Biography: Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a position he has held since late 2009. NHGRI is the largest organization in the world solely dedicated to genomics research. In January 2013, Dr. Green took on the additional role of Acting Associate Director for Data Science, a new NIH-wide strategic initiative that aims to capitalize on the exponential growth of biomedical research data. Previously, he served as the NHGRI Scientific Director (2002-2009), Chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch (1996-2009), and Director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (1997-2009).
While directing an independent research program for almost two decades, Dr. Green was at the forefront of efforts to map, sequence, and understand eukaryotic genomes, including significant, start-to-finish involvement in the Human Genome Project. Among his many honors, Dr. Green was inducted into the Association of American Physicians in 2007, and received the Cotlove Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists in 2011 and the Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in 2012.
As Director of NHGRI, Dr. Green is responsible for providing overall leadership of the Institute’s research portfolio and other initiatives; this requires significant coordination with other NIH components and funding agencies. Most recently, Dr. Green led NHGRI to the completion of a strategic planning process that yielded a new vision for the future of genomics research, entitled “Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside” (Nature, 470:204-213. 2011.).